St George’s, University of London, has been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, St George’s offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global health challenges to the study of antimicrobial resistance.
St George’s has a long and illustrious history of training doctors that dates back more than 250 years, from its inception as a medical school in 1752. From the early days of the University its alumni have included healthcare pioneers like Edward Jenner, who created the world’s first vaccine against smallpox, and Henry Gray, who published the medical textbook “Gray’s Anatomy”; to more recent alumni such as Sir Patrick Valance, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of the United Kingdom and Professor Hannah Valentine MBBS, first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Health in Washington, DC.
St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work its researchers, staff and students have recently undertaken to combat Covid-19. By studying with St George’s, students join a community that is making a difference.
St George’s University of London is also unique in that it shares a campus with a hospital – University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest hospitals in London which puts it in a unique position to give its students a real taste of what their future working lives hold.
- St George’s is ranked within the top five universities in the UK for graduate prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022)
- Within the top 250 universities worldwide (2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
- 70% of research submissions were rated as internationally excellent or world-leading (REF 2014)
- 92% of St George’s students say its teaching is intellectually stimulating (PTES 2018)